FROM THE CHIEF
As Chief of Police, I would like to invite you to consider a career with the San Antonio Police Department. San Antonio, with more than one million residents, is the seventh largest city in the U.S. and is a community whose residents reflect diverse cultural backgrounds. The city’s economic base in tourism, military, health care / technology and agri-business, combined with the charm and historical significance preserved in the Alamo and its other Spanish missions, in its historic neighborhoods and in the world-famous River Walk, create a unique and pleasant environment for residents and visitors alike.
Our department is seeking men and women from all backgrounds who welcome a challenge and share our philosophy of community service. To those who accept the challenge, we offer not only excellent training, great pay and benefits, and ample opportunities for advancement, but also the opportunity to provide a service to the community as San Antonio police officers.
– Chief William McManus
The San Antonio Police Department is looking for people who want to achieve greatness — not defined necessarily by heroic works but by a constant dedication to serving those around you.
No matter what industry or field you are considering a career in, one of the most important factors in choosing a career path is the opportunity for advancement. This allows for long-term growth within a company and job satisfaction in finding a position that best suits you. The SAPD features a number of units, each with the opportunity to join.
Officers, when eligible, are encouraged to apply for positions in:
Most large organizations that are successful have a basic set of principles that draw their members together. To bring together a large and diverse group of people to serve and protect the city of San Antonio, we have defined a vision, mission and guiding principles that are unique to the SAPD.
Take a moment to read what guides us and makes us proud to be police officers in San Antonio.
To be the premier law enforcement agency by building trust, creating partnerships and sharing leadership within the SAPD and the community for a safer San Antonio.
The San Antonio Police Department is dedicated to improving the quality of life by creating a safe environment in partnership with the people we serve. We act with integrity to reduce fear and crime while treating all with respect, compassion and fairness.